Big Republican Win in Texas House District 28 — First Test of 2020

January 29, 2020 “I am so grateful for the Republican Party of Texas, Chairman James Dickey, and the hardworking staff and volunteers who help make our victory possible.  This election was a team win.  I look forward to working with RPT again this fall to keep Texas Red!” State Representative-Elect Gary Gates It was our first test — and Republicans won! Last night (January 28) was a huge win for Texas Republicans with the conclusive 16=point victory for State Representative-Elect Gary Gates over his socialist progressive Democrat opponent — a victory so convincing that Gary achieved double the 2018 margin-of-victory […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Votes ‘No’ on War Powers Resolution

January 11, 2020 WASHINGTON D.C. —  Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) voted “No” on the War Powers Resolution Thursday January 9. “I voted NO on the Democrats’ unconstitutional War Powers Resolution,” he said. “President Trump used the authority granted to him by Article II of the Constitution of the United States to defend our nation and protect the safety of all Americans.  The non-binding resolution we voted on today has no legal basis and is nothing more than a messaging stunt designed to undermine the President’s ability to put American interests first.  Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist.  He […]

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Republican Party of Navarro County Discuss Upcoming Primary Election

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun January 10, 2020 Members of the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee heard from candidates in contested races at a regular meeting Tuesday January 7 at the group’s headquarters in Corsicana.  Candidates for Navarro County Sheriff, County Commissioner Precinct 3, Constable Precinct 2, and District Attorney introduced themselves to those in attendance. Sheriff Elmer Tanner received the endorsement of Texas Representative Cody Harris.  “I’m honored to receive Harris’ support,” he said.  “Cody understands and respects the job that we do.” “Sheriff Tanner worked closely with me during the 86th Legislative session, making sure I […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Reviews 2019, Pessimistic About 2020

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun January 3, 2020 Texas’ Sixth District Congressman, Ron Wright, stopped by the Daily Sun Monday December 30, to wrap up 2019, though he said he is pessimistic about the legislative prospects in 2020. Wright called 2019 “extraordinary.”  After one year in office, Wright said he is ready to defend his record.  “This year began with a partial government shutdown and ended with impeachment,” Wright said.  “A lot of what happened in between, was a political circus.” Wright said there are many positives happening in Congress, though leadership often politicizes the issues to the […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright: Navarro College is “Model for Education”

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun September 7, 2019 After hearing from students, faculty, staff, and the administration during a stop at Navarro College Thursday September 5, U.S. Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) told onlookers that he would go back to Washington D.C., using Navarro College as the model of how to reform the country’s education system. Wright, a Tarrant County Republican, represents Texas’ Sixth District, which includes Navarro County.  The first term Congressman recently announced his re-election bid.  Wright, who serves on the education committee in the House, discussed the rising cost of higher education and student debt, and […]

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Brent Thompson Bronze Statue Unveiled

By Megan Hempel and Guy Chapman — Corsicana Daily Sun July 30, 2019 Officers from Dallas and DART joined local law enforcement agencies as the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department and friends and family of the late Brent Thompson, unveiled a bronze statue in his honor Saturday July 27 on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Beaton Street. Corsicana native Officer Brent Thompson of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department was killed in the line of duty July 7, 2016 during a shootout with a man who had just killed three Dallas police officers and wounded three others with […]

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Democrats Removed ‘So Help Me God’ from US House Committee Oaths

By Paul Bois — Daily Wire June 5, 2019 The Democrats have continued their mission to root God out of the public square in the name of secularism by removing “so help me God” from the U.S. House of Representatives oath witnesses must take when testifying before several of the congressional committees, all of which are currently under Democratic control. According to LifeSiteNews, the changes to the oaths have been slowly implemented ever since House Democrats announced the new policy in January, which immediately faced backlash. “In January, a draft of a rules package from the Natural Resource Committee was […]

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Trump Awards Medal of Valor to Fallen DART Officer Brent Thompson

By Deb Riechmann — Associated Press May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday May 22, including Corsicana’s Brent Thompson.  Officer Thompson, of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department, was killed July 7, 2016, during a shootout with a man who had just killed three Dallas police officers and wounded three others with an assault rifle. Thompson’s actions created a distraction that allowed others to aid the wounded and gave cover to officers so they could force the attacker inside a building where he was […]

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Margarita Patterson

March 29, 2019 Today, we honored a great Republican Election Judge, Precinct Chair, and volunteer, Margarita Patterson at her graveside service at New Pursley Cemetery, whom passed away Tuesday March 26.  She was born in Argentina on October 21, 1944, but proudly became a United States citizen — speaking only English unless her translation skills were required. Her professional career as an office manager of Dallas Law Firm Oster and Kaufman spanned 25 years.  Upon retiring, she spent time organic gardening and volunteering for the Republican Party of Navarro County. In 2006, Margarita ran for Justice Of The Peace Precinct […]

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Karl Rove Rallies Republicans at Reagan Day Dinner

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun March 5, 2019 Karl Rove, the longtime Texas political stalwart, Republican strategist, and senior adviser to former President George W. Bush, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Navarro County Republican Reagan Day Dinner Saturday at the Cook Education Center. The evening’s emcee, conservative talk show host Mark Davis, welcomed everyone to the event on Texas Independence Day.  “Without Texas, we don’t have an America,” said Davis, whose show ‘The Answer’ can be heard on 660 AM. Rove said he came to Navarro County because of State Representative Cody Harris.  He advised party […]

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